Outage Capacity Optimization for Free-Space Optical Links With Pointing Errors

  title={Outage Capacity Optimization for Free-Space Optical Links With Pointing Errors},
  author={A. A. Farid and Steve Hranilovic},
  journal={Journal of Lightwave Technology},
We investigate the performance and design of free-space optical (FSO) communication links over slow fading channels from an information theory perspective. A statistical model for the optical intensity fluctuation at the receiver due to the combined effects of atmospheric turbulence and pointing errors is derived. Unlike earlier work, our model considers the effect of beam width, detector size, and jitter variance explicitly. Expressions for the outage probability are derived for a variety of… CONTINUE READING
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